CST for Mothers and Babies

 

It is through our hands that we speak to the child. That we communicate.

Touch is the child’s first language, understanding comes long after feeling.

Frederick Leboyer

 

Days:

Thursdays: 12:30-16:00  pm Fridays: 13:15-16:30 pm

Wednesdays: 17:30-19:30 pm Thursdays: 18:30-19:30pm

Cost: £35

Monthly concessionary clinic on Friday from 12:00- 14:00 – £30 per session

Where: Yoga Stable, 3a Montgomery Street Lane, Edinburgh EH7 5JT

Welcome to the new incredible journey in your life.

I started working supporting women many years ago, through teaching yoga for pregnancy as well as post-natal yoga, I then taught mother and baby classes, and baby massage. This is a natural learning development for me, from what I learnt over those years and where it took me to.

Birth can be trouble free, or can show complications. Either way, birth is a process during which, your baby has to adapt to life outside after nine months protected in the womb.

Craniosacral therapy can support relaxation for both the baby and the parents and help with establishing feeding habits, sleeping patterns, bonding within the family.

It is helpful for the mothers previous to the birth as well as after, as it helps soothing and settling the nervous and hormonal system and is supportive of releasing constrictions which may create aches and pain during the pregnancy.

A baby can be brought as early as a few weeks after birth, as long as you feel happy to go out with your newborn.

By feeling calmer, a feeling of safety also gets established which helps both the mother during the birthing process and afterwards, and the baby with finding their place into the world.

Session with babies are very much led by the baby. The baby might want to feed, sleep, not be touched, or be happy to lie on a pillow on the couch and be touched. At times, I might work on the baby with the baby on your lap, or work on you instead.

The pictures you see are of my daughter moments after the birth in one, and on her first day the other.  It was a natural birth, without complication, however, you can see in the photo the shape of her soft skull and the dent from being squeezed in going through the pelvic canal to be born.  The dent  disappeared after a while and the head took its own shape. I chose that picture to show how much they go through, even when it seems straightforward at times.

My collegue Di Letts and I run a mother and baby clinic on Friday afternoons, however, we are also available for appointments on other times.

To book, please fill in the contact form

I practice from my studio at Yoga Stable, 3a Montgomery Street Lane, Edinburgh EH8 7HS